Sergeant Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Sergeant Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Lee County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, June 8, 2020

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Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Sergeant Mikkos Newman died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure when he responded to a call involving the discharging of a firearm into a dwelling at 1216 Raccoon Road on May 25th, 2020. He came in contact with several individuals at the scene.

Sergeant Newman had served with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. He is survived by his four children.

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge I-3

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, May 25, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19, shots fired call

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God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

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Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

December 10, 2020

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